4GHz+ Laptop?

Dave Burbank
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How is this possible?

http://einsteinathome.org/host/842503

Have a look at the results pages...this laptop (Core 2 Duo) must be running at 4 GHz or more, or is using a heavily optimized app. Also does this just mean Service Pack 2 : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition, Szervizcsomag 2, (05.01.2600.00)

For comparison this is a result I completed at 3.2 GHz (Core 2 Quad) in Linux which computes faster than XP :

http://einsteinathome.org/workunit/33927557

Does this seem right? The laptop is finishing a larger WU in almost half the time it take my host at 3.2 GHz. How can a mobile computer remove that much heat?

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4GHz+ Laptop?

Well, just because it a mobile Core 2 Duo doesn't mean it has to be running in a laptop case. It could be some 'mad' scientist experimental unit.

The other thought which occured to me is you may have run across one of Akos' 'classified' boxes running a version of S5R2 on steroids. ;-)

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RE: Well, just because it a

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Well, just because it a mobile Core 2 Duo doesn't mean it has to be running in a laptop case. It could be some 'mad' scientist experimental unit.

The other thought which occured to me is you may have run across one of Akos' 'classified' boxes running a version of S5R2 on steroids. ;-)

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Yeah I'd though about an open bed running a phase change cooler....but really...24/7?

I like your second though much better. We can only hope! :-)

EDIT : But wouldn't a hidden computer not appear on the list of 'Top Computers'.

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if you look at the machines

if you look at the machines history you'll see a pattern of steadily increasing speed. I suspect a test machine.

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if you look at the machines

if you look at the machines history you'll see a pattern of steadily increasing speed. I suspect a test machine.

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if you look at the machines

if you look at the machines history you'll see a pattern of steadily increasing speed. I suspect a test machine.

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Agreed, and very encouraging

Agreed, and very encouraging to say the least. ;-)

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RE: if you look at the

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if you look at the machines history you'll see a pattern of steadily increasing speed. I suspect a test machine.

Testing what? How much voltage you can put through a chip, or a refinement of the app.

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I'm betting on the app, since

I'm betting on the app, since as you said, you'd have to be really hard core to get into the work involved with pushing a laptop platform to that kind of clock frequency.

AFAIK, there aren't any conventional desktop MB's utilizing the mobile Core 2's yet (but I really haven't researched that aspect at all), so just about everything in the cooling system would have to be custom built for the unit.

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I'll keep my fingers crossed.

I'll keep my fingers crossed. All of the results look good so far.

See....this is what happens when the last bit of info from the developers in the last month and a half is "...some hardware is moved around"....we start speculating over random results from some anonymous user. ;-)

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RE: I'm betting on the app,

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I'm betting on the app, since as you said, you'd have to be really hard core to get into the work involved with pushing a laptop platform to that kind of clock frequency.

Amazing what you can find by googling

I hope I'm wrong, but I still don't think this means that we can expect a Windows release prior to S5R3. With those kinds of gains, then if a Windows app came out for R2, R2 would go from about 60 days left to only about 25-30 days left, and I doubt they're willing to lose half of their testing window. So my guess is this is the optimization work for S5R3.

Now, if someone can figure out if he's got an AMD box that has performance gains by removing the penalty, that'd be great to see...

Brian

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